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designated driver

A person who stays sober during a social gathering and is responsible for safely driving others from one location to another. Since Kara never drinks alcohol, she always offers to be the designated driver for her friends.
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designate someone or something as something

to choose or name someone or something as something. Alice will designate Andrew as our representative. She designated herself as the head of the committee.
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a designated driver

  (American)
one person in a group who agrees not to drink alcohol in order to drive the other people to and from a place where they will drink alcohol Tom said he'd be the designated driver when we go out tonight.
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References in classic literature ?
As for the point of arrival, it is reserved for Providence alone to designate.
He baptized his adopted child, and gave him the name of Quasimodo, either because he desired thereby to mark the day, when he had found him, or because he wished to designate by that name to what a degree the poor little creature was incomplete, and hardly sketched out.
as we are assured by the "Floriste Francaise," the most highly considered authority in matters relating to this flower) is the first word in the Cingalese tongue which was ever used to designate that masterpiece of floriculture which is now called the tulip.
To designate for the heaviest political assessment.
Michel Ardan used every metaphor that his imagination could supply to designate it by.
4646, designates a facility of the United States Postal Service as the Coach John Wooden Post Office Building;
NONALIMONY TREATMENT IS PERMITTED if the divorce agreement designates the payments as not includable in income and not allowable as a deduction.
The coach designates the destination (specific circle) of the defensive pursuit.
Even though no written contract designates the 25% shareholder as the service provider, the income may be viewed by the IRS as PHC income if the services of the individual are so unique that substitution of another professional is impractical.
The United Nations, for instance, designates Yosemite National Park a World Heritage site, prompting some lawmakers to try to slow the U.
source gross income where the Secretary of the Treasury formally designates the charity as promoting the national interest (e.
2245, which designates the Department of Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic as the Elwood "Bud" Link Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic;
If a taxpayer designates qualified replacement property on a return within the required period and purchases the property at the anticipated price within two years of the end of the gain year (three years--if section 1033(g) applies), a valid election is complete.
A) The taxpayer, at the time of the contribution both designates the charitable contribution for use solely in the United States and reasonably believes that the contribution will be so used; and